Author: Jim McClean


I asked my soul a question
I didn't want no lies
Are the fires within me
Ever to arise?

I gazed upon a gaunt figure
A tired and twisted man
realising my reflection
That moment my life began

For too long I've been too cautious
For too long I've been too lonely
For too long I've been too sad
No More 'If Only'

The flames of desire
Although covered in barbwire
Will lift me from this quagmire
From now I will inspire

Now I excitedly dream
That I will reign supreme
Like the cat that got the cream
For it's true I've been redeemed


Comments on this poem/writing:

Luc ( -- Saturday, March 8 2003, 09:25 pm

i like

nice poem.. indeed.. i like the ryming, you really are good with words :)
LinzAy ( -- Sunday, March 9 2003, 06:54 am


good poem Jim!!! Liked it! Flowed well too!
Elaine ( -- Thursday, May 8 2003, 03:10 pm

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found this by accident and really like it. you capture a feeling felt by so many and leave the reader inspired.
luvelyjubley ( -- Friday, May 14 2004, 02:14 pm


really touching piece jim, I went through a similar self realissation stage when my wife Missy left me for her driving instructor last year - thank you for the words.
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